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Manufacturing apprenticeships the routes to top jobs, students told at skills event

More than 1,000 Leeds students from 40 schools joined online with an audience of young people at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds last week to receive first-hand advice on working in the city’s diverse manufacturing sector. Taking place as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, the event saw a

Sweco appointed to two major road upgrade contracts

Leeds-based engineering consultancy Sweco is set to deliver two major road programme upgrades worth £435m, in partnership with lead contractor Galliford Try. The contracts, which form part of Highways England’s £8.7 billion Regional Delivery Partnerships framework, will see the business act as chief designer for the A47 corridor improvement programme between

The Merrion Centre celebrates sustainable initiatives by “going green” in October

Following a successful launch in 2018, the Merrion Centre in Leeds Arena Quarter has once again announced its "Merrion Centre Goes Green" initiative running Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11. Under the themes of  ‘Reduce’, ‘Reuse’, ‘Recycle’, ‘Rejuvenate’, ‘Renew’, ‘Merrion Goes Green’ week cements and celebrates the Merrion Centre and

Spencer Group hires largest-ever intake of young talent

Engineering business Spencer Group has taken on the largest injection of young talent in its 30-year history. The Hull-based company has hired 14 apprentices – all of them from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). The new recruits are all aged 18 and are from the first group

Smith Brothers enlisted by NexEnergy Solar Fund for solar project

High-voltage power contractor, Smith Brothers has been appointed by NextEnergy Solar Fund as the Independent Connection Provider (ICP) on a new solar-generation project. The Yorkshire-based contracting firm will design, construct, install and test a UK Power Networks (UKPN) 132kV substation and Private 132/33kV customer substation in Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire. A specialist investment

NGN’s work to streamline traffic management planning shortlisted for national award

Northern Gas Networks, the North of England’s gas distributor, has been recognised for its innovative work to improve the impact of traffic management on customers when improvements to the network are taking place. Traffic management, such as temporary traffic lights or lane closures can be necessary when, for example, gas pipes

Northern Gas Networks announced as finalists for global customer awards

The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), has been shortlisted as finalists for three international awards, recognising its commitment to delivering outstanding customer experience. The renowned International Customer Experience Awards receives entries from organisations across the globe and acknowledges inspiring businesses dedicated to providing its customers with an